jh773 (305) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Opaque black, thin brown head. Smell is rich, leathery malt with a bit of coffee. Taste is smooth, not sweet at all, slightly bitter. More roasted flavors coming out in the finish, drying mouthfeel. ccex (1326) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Bomber pours an opaque dark brown with reddish edges and a small tan head. Aroma is somewhat muted, and mostly roasted malts, with some nuts and perhaps a touch of citrus. Taste is slightly bitter all the way through, with the hops and a wisp of smoke coming out in the finish. Body is medium with average carbonation. Not difficult to drink, but nothing substantial or outrageous. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2016 At Taproom. I didn’t get any citrus and wasn’t very lagery. Maybe an ale version of the beer? Other than that it was a nice beer and enjoyable. Serving: Tap j12601 (12601) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep brown to black with a medium sized tan head. Sweet roast on the nose, chocolate and cocoa over plum and dark stone fruit. Medium bodied, roast and stone fruit. A touch of paper and then long roast and sweet fruit into the finish. Lingering roast. DuffMan (10451) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle shared around the table at Revolution Brewpub. Dark brown, amber highlights, tan head. Nice deep roast character, a kiss of citrus hops. Medium bodied. A great schwarz!
DrnkMcDermott (3104) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Poured for me by Cleetus at Fountainhead, in May.
Zesty malt smell. A thin layer of tan foam on a schwartzer body. Aroma is guiding the taste, which is a dry stout more than a lager. Citrus hops, like everything these days, but malts become the main feature here. A nice dry finish topped with a bit of orange zest. Not exotic at all, just a very nice dessert beer. KansaiBeerLvrs (5190) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
Comb the dessert is a black patent malt roasty dark beer. This dark black pour was quite a decent roasty schwarz that had a somewhat acrid bitter quality to it - alright. hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
12oz pour at Kinderhook Tap. Opaque, near black with a 3-finger light tan head and good lacing. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, mild hops. Taste of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, light citrus, nuts. Medium body and low/medium carbonization. Solid brew! tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Black bodied with a khaki colored, creamy looking foam perched up on top. Aroma has lots of moderately sweet baker’s chocolate up front with a lightly creamy & milky aspect alongside it. Notes of brown sugar, roasted malt, & faint anise are also present. Lots of cocoa on the palate as well, although backed by a more robust malt roast than the aroma would indicate. Some dark, bruised plum sweetness, a light milkiness, faint char, & even a hint of must towards the back-end. Mouth coating of some dry cacao beans, roast, & a dying kiss of cream. Pretty nice schwarzbier. My buds must be off, because I didn’t get ANY citrus from this, although it is typically a little sweeter than most beers of this style. I enjoyed it. Pailhead (6541) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Courtesy of Jason R
Bottle: The aroma consists of dark chocolate, roast, faint burnt notes, and a hint of black licorice. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a small khaki head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of dark chocolate, faint caramel, and a hint of black licorice. The finish has moderate roast with a hint or burnt flavors. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.